Regulations for the Diploma (Dip)

1.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
Admission
2.   Candidates for the Diploma must have qualified for admission to the University of Waikato and met any criteria set out in the Criteria for Admission to Particular Qualifications.
Requirements for the Diploma
3.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Diploma is one year.
4.   Candidates must enrol in a Faculty or School of Studies and follow an approved programme of study.
5.   Candidates must gain 120 points at 100 level or above, including 80 points at 200 level or above, in the Diploma fields listed in section 8 of these regulations.
6.   Candidates must gain at least 80 points in one field.
7.   Candidates must meet the relevant field requirements, as set out in the appendix to these regulations.
8.   The Diploma fields are1
      Arts (Dip(Arts))
      Communication Studies (Dip(CS))
      Education (Dip(Ed))
      Environmental Planning (Dip(EnvPlan))
      Law (Dip(Law))
      Management (Dip(Mgt))
      Māori and Pacific Development (Dip(MPD))
      Science (Dip(Sc))
      Social Sciences (Dip(SocSc))
      Sport, Health and Human Performance (Dip(SHHP))
      Tourism (Dip(Tour))
9.   The Diploma awarded will be endorsed in the field in which at least 80 points are gained.
Variations
10.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
Notes:
1.   The subjects and/or papers that comprise each Diploma field are set out in the Undergraduate Diploma and Certificate Fields.

Appendix

Field Requirements

Communication Studies
1.   Candidates must gain at least 80 points from subjects offered for the BCS.
2.   At least 40 points at 200 level must be taken in one subject area offered for the BCS.
3.   The following papers are compulsory:
  MCOM102 Introduction to Communication in a Digital Age (15 points)
  MCOM133 Introduction to Corporate Communication (15 points)
  MCOM220 Communication Theory (20 points)
  and at least 15 points from:
  LING132 Introduction to Linguistic Communication (15 points)
  MCOM122 Diversity Management and Communication (15 points)
  Any remaining papers may be selected from the compulsory papers for the BCS and/or from the subject papers that make up the field of Communication Studies as prescribed in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
Law
1.   The following papers are compulsory:
  LAWS103 Legal Method (20 points)
  LAWS106 Legal Systems and Societies (20 points)
  LAWS201 Public Law A (20 points)
  LAWS204 Contracts (20 points)
  LAWS207 Torts (20 points)
2.   Candidates must also complete an additional 20 points in Law at 200 level or above.
3.   The Dean or delegated authority may permit up to 40 points to be taken from outside the field of the Diploma in individual cases.
Management
1.   Candidates must complete a specialisation and demonstrate competency in computing and in writing, as prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.

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